The British Academy is seeking to appoint a Programme Director to be responsible for the oversight of the Academy’s Global Challenges Research Fund Cities & Infrastructure Programme. This Programme is being delivered by the British Academy on behalf of all the UK National Academies.
The Programme Director will help maximise the opportunities for take-up of the research findings and impact, encourage synergies between the research projects funded, and bring the Programme together comparatively.
The essential criteria for this position are:
In-depth knowledge and expertise in relevant subject areas, with demonstrated interdisciplinary experience.
High esteem and standing within relevant research communities.
A significant track record of publication.
Well-developed networks within relevant research and policy communities.
A track record of effective communication to a wide range of audiences.
A strategic understanding of the environment in which the Programme operates.
Experience of working in developing countries and with local partners.